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Drawal authority for Drawing and Disbursing Officers

Finance

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 7580-F(Y) Kolkata, the 7th December, 2018

MEMORANDUM

Sub: Change of existing provisions of issuing Drawal authority for Drawing and Disbursing Officers.

Presently, as per TR-4.018 (2) of WBTR, 2005 the specimen signature of a Drawing and Disbursing Officer in respect of a newly established office or an office shifted from the jurisdiction of one treasury to another treasury, shall be forwarded to the concerned Treasury Officer along with a letter of authority to draw fund, by the Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement), West Bengal.

TR-4.018 (3) provides that the Treasury officer shall not make any payment to the new Drawing and Disbursing Officer till he receives the specimen signature of the Drawing and Disbursing Officer along with the letter of authority from the Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement), West Bengal.

However, expediting the process of creation of new DDO/ change of jurisdiction of DDO from one Treasury to other was under active consideration of the Government for some time past.

Now, after active consideration of all aspects and in supersession of the existing rules and provisions, the Governor is pleased to prescribe the following provisions:

1. The specimen signature of a Drawing and Disbursing Officer in respect of a newly established office or an office shifted from the jurisdiction of one treasury to another treasury, shall be forwarded to the concerned Treasury Officer along with a letter of a authority to draw fund as well as the DDO code, by the Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts, West Bengal. Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts will also endorse a copy of the drawal authority along with specimen signature to the office of the Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement), West Bengal.

2. The Treasury officer shall not allow the new Drawing and Disbursing Officer to draw any funds from the treasury till he receives the specimen signature of the Drawing and Disbursing Officer along with the letter of authority from the Directorate of Treasury & Accounts, West Bengal.

This order takes immediate effect. Necessary amendments in relevant provisions of WBTR, 2005 will be made in due course.

Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Additional Chief Secretary
to the Govt of West Bengal

No. 7580-F dated 07.12.2018, Source

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